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UN Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK): 17 Feb 2000

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First international prosecutor sworn in to serve in Mitrovica: UNMIK today appointed the first international prosecutor to serve in the northern city of Mitrovica. Mr. Jan Reint Johannes van Wijland of the Netherlands was sworn in by the head of UNMIK, Dr Bernard Kouchner, under a new regulation aimed at implementing emergency measures to restore security in Mitrovica, which erupted in ethnic violence two weeks ago. The appointment follows that of Mr. Christer Karphammar from Sweden who was appointed the first international judge for Mitrovica on Tuesday. Appointments of some 25 additional local judges and prosecutors are pending.